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  • Writer's pictureLauren Pollitzer

Dry Needling and COVID

A study published in the Journal of medical case reports on January 17, 2022 is titled indicates dry needling can be effective in treating long COVID syndrome-related myalgia. In this case report, written by authors Zha M, Chaffee K and Alsarraj J, a 59 year old, previously healthy male with no comorbid conditions was diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. Three months after his diagnosis he continued to suffer from symptoms such as difficulty breathing upon exertion, "brain fog" and muscle aches/pain. He had an extensive work up which revealed normal function throughout his body, and he was diagnosed with long COVID syndrome. Dry needling was used to treat the patient's myofascial pain with good short and long-term therapeutic effects.

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